Star Wars Fever is in the air, as Episode VIII bears down upon us like a Star Destroyer chasing a Rebel Blockade Runner. I was pumped when they announced the film would be titled The Last Jedi, but also had a slight "nerdier than thou" smirk. You see, there is already a Star Wars tale … Continue reading Bargain Bin Bounty: Marvel’s Star Wars #49 – THE LAST JEDI!
This off-putting gem was found in a fluorescent-blasted Walgreens, where my friend and I had stopped to use the ATM whilst hopping bars. The product in question is some kind of "Crazy Foam" that Batman violently expectorates from his screaming mouth. My friend mused "I think some kind of line was crossed somewhere." All I … Continue reading Questionable Collectibles: Batman Crazy Foam
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters this weekend. Since Space Station Wagon is a survey of scifi and a conspectus of comics, I thought I'd clue any curious cats in. Valerian and Laureline is a French comic strip written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by artist Jean-Claude Mezieres, first published in … Continue reading What the Hell is Valerian? – A Brief Background of the Comic Strip
Star Wars comic books were first published by Marvel, and since Disney now owns Marvel AND Star Wars, they are being produced at The House of Ideas once more. But in the 1990s and early 2000s, Dark Horse Comics was the home for Star Wars sequential art. The company was founded in the 80s and … Continue reading Star Wars Dark Horse Deep Cuts – Droids: the Protocol Offensive
Derelict shopfronts and decaying strip malls aren't hard to find in America these days, as the economy has never truly recovered from the 2008 crash. Retailers like to blame consumers doing more of their shopping on the internet, which is fair. But also less people with free cash to spend = less people buying shit, … Continue reading Closed Comic Shop
Welcome back for the second installment of Bargain Bin Bounty, Wagoners! Like I said in the first BBB post, there's nothing quite like rummaging through dusty longboxes to find a great old comic that can be had for pocket change (literally). I found this issue a while back in what may be my favorite comic … Continue reading Bargain Bin Bounty: The West Coast Avengers # 18 (1987)
Was it for best original song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkqyIoYAXV8 * It was actually for Best Makeup. Congrats to Alessandro Bertolazzi and Christopher Allen Nelson!
I saw Suicide Squad last week and found it enjoyable. It could have used some polishing...maybe a better editing job? It's being savaged by critics and the internet but it is definitely worth the price of admission, and absolutely better than Batman vs. Superman. The film was good adaptation of the well known late 80s … Continue reading Suicide Squares: The Adventures of the Original Suicide Squad
One of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon is to dredge through musty longboxes in a quiet comic book store. I find amazing, forgotten stories that can be had for a few bucks, sometimes less (while these days your average new comic book is $3.99 and up)! One of the main reasons I staked … Continue reading Bargain Bin Bounty: Conan the Barbarian Annual # 9
Did you know that the Justice League of America used to do waterskiing shows at Sea World! With (appropriately, for once) Aquaman! And Mera! Enjoy this family video another person's family took at Sea World! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd44ZNbiVgI Captain Cold was there too! Happy Fourth of July, Wagoners!